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Box 1

Biographical File, 1954-1989

Scope and Contents note

Article, correspondence, get-well cards, schedules, clippings, and guest book, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 1, Folder 1

Article on Edward Teller by Robert Coughlan, Typescript (intended for publication in Life Magazine) 1954 July 27.

Folder 2

Guest book of event honoring Edward Teller's 75th birthday

Folder 3

Get-well cards, 1989 April

Folder 4

Subject file - Australia. Correspondence, schedules, and clippings relating to Edward Teller's trip to Australia and visit with Lang Hancock in June 1981

Folder 5

Miscellaneous

Box 2-4

Correspondence File, 1954-1987

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box 2, Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Adams, Lofty A., 1982-1983

Folder 3

Antonelli, John W., Jr., 1977-1978

Folder 4

Applegath, Albert W., 1979-1984

Folder 5

Bandtel, Kenneth C., 1979-1984

Folder 6

Bethe, Hans A., 1954

Folder 7

Billman, Kennteh W., 1979

Folder 8

Black, Edwin F., 1984-1985

Folder 9

Bund Gegen Anpassung, 1989

Folder 10

Courant, R., 1954

Folder 11

Davenport, James F., 1980-1983

Folder 12

Fercsey, John, 1980

Folder 13

Fermi, Laura, 1954

Folder 14

Glanzberg, Al (New Mexican), 1955-1963

Folder 15

Harrison, Donald C., 1986-1987

Folder 16

Hefner, Robert A., III, 1978-1982

Folder 17

Heppenheimer, Thomas A., 1984-1985

Folder 18

Hickey, Jack, 1984

 

Kearny, Cresson H.

Folder 19

1980

Folder 20

1981-1983

Box 3, Folder 1

1984-1986

Folder 2

Konnyu, Ernest L., 1985

Folder 3

Libby, Leona M., 1974-1984

Folder 4

Makk, Americo, Eva, and A. B., 1983-1985

Folder 5

Mehnert, Klaus, 1978-1983

Folder 6

Menges, Constantine C., 1980

Folder 7

Metzger, H. Peter, 1978-1980

Folder 8

Mizuki, Mikiso, 1984

Folder 9

Owens, Gwinn, 1975-1983

Folder 10

Rainsbury, Rebecca, 1976

Folder 11

Renz, Peter, 1984

Folder 12

Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1975-1979

Box 4, Folder 1

Seifritz, Walter, 1980-1982

Folder 2

Stewart, G. W., 1954

Folder 3

Strauss, Lewis L., 1954

Folder 4

Symons, William, Jr., 1978

Folder 5

Younger, Evelle J., 1978-1980

Folder 6

Zakkay, Victor, 1980

Box 4-10

Speeches and Writings, 1954-1987

Scope and Contents note

Articles, book drafts and manuscripts, interviews, and speeches, arranged chronologically by title
Box 4, Folder 7

"The Development of the Hydrogen Bomb," Typescript 1954 October 7.

Folder 8

Appearance, Youth Wants to Know, National Broadcasting Corporation radio broadcast, Printed copy of transcript 1955 August 7.

Folder 9

Our Nuclear Future (with Albert L. Latter), Typescript of draft entitled "Atoms on the Loose" 1958.

Folder 10

"Outer Space Travel: What Is and Is not Possible?" Typed first page of book draft 1960 October 19.

Box 5, Folder 1

The Legacy of Hiroshima, Typescript 1962.

Folder 2

Commencement speech, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, Typescript 1962 June 10.

Folder 3

"Needed Now: Transatlantic ABM Defense and Union," Speech, International Movement for Atlantic Union, Washington, D.C. Printed copy 1963 October 3.

Folder 4

"The Reluctant Revolutionary," Paul Anthony Brick Lecture, University of Missouri, Columbia. Printed copy 1964.

Folder 5

Speech, Group of House Opponents of Proposed Atlantic Union Exploratory Convention, Washington, D.C., Typescript 1974 July 31.

Folder 6

Energy from Heaven and Earth, Typescript of draft entitled "Adventures of Energy from Cradle to Adolescence" 1979.

Box 6, Folder 1-2

Energy from Heaven and Earth, Typescript 1979.

Box 7, Folder 1

"The Energy Crisis: No Contingency Plan," Interview, World Research, Inc. Printed copy 1980.

Folder 2

The Pursuit of Simplicity, Typescript 1980.

Folder 3

Interview by John Singleton, Australia, Typed transcript of radio broadcast and call-in period 1981 June.

Folder 4

"Free Enterprise and Energy from Heaven and Earth," Seminar, Council of Resources and Energy, Indooroopilly, Australia. Announcements, typescript, and typed transcript of question and answer period 1981 June 12.

Folder 5

Speech on Energy from Heaven and Earth, Hoover Institution Book Talks, Stanford, California, 1982 January 12

Box 8, Folder 1-6

Better a Shield than a Sword: Perspectives on Defense and Technology, Typescript 1987.

Box 9, Folder 1-13

Better a Shield than a Sword: Perspectives on Defense and Technology, Typescript 1987.

Box 10, Folder 1-15

Better a Shield than a Sword: Perspectives on Defense and Technology, Typescript 1987.

Box 11-18

Commission on Critical Choices for Americans, 1973-1976

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, essays, minutes, and membership and distribution lists, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 11, Folder 1

General

Folder 2-5

Background material (for Panel I)

Folder 6

Contributions by Michael J. Deutch (mostly for Panel I)

 

Correspondence and memoranda

Folder 7

General

Folder 8

For Panel I

Folder 9

Distribution lists (for Panel I)

Box 12, Folder 1-2

Essays for Volume II, edited by Irving Kristol and Paul Weaver

Box 13, Folder 1

Membership lists

Folder 2

Minutes of meetings of Panel I, 1973-1974

Folder 3

Press release, 1973 November 18

 

Reports (three of which were eventually published in Volume I). Includes some correspondence and comments

 

Panel I (Edward Teller was asked to write the panel's report, entitled "Energy: A Program for Action")

Folder 4

Undated fragments

Folder 5

1973

Folder 6-7

1974

Box 14, Folder 1-2

1974

Folder 3-4

1975

Box 15, Folder 1-6

1975

Box 16, Folder 1

1975

Folder 2

1976

Folder 3-5

Panel II

Folder 6-8

Panel III

Box 17, Folder 1

Panel V

Box 18, Folder 1-2

Panel VI

Folder 3

Panel VII

Folder 4

Proofs (mostly of Panel I's report)

Folder 5

Review of 14-volume series

Box 19-34

Subject File, 1973-1984.

Scope and Contents note

Reports, studies, working papers, correspondence, notes, memoranda, testimony, statements, press releases, minutes, statistics, tables, printed matter, and maps, arranged alphabetically by topic
Box 19, Folder 1

Agricultural research and technology

Folder 2-3

Ames Research Center, NASA

Folder 4

Arms control

Folder 5

Art and technology

Box 20, Folder 1

Campbell, W. Glenn

Folder 2

Civil defense

Folder 3

Computed tomography in medical research

Folder 4

Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science

 

Energy

Folder 5-7

General

Box 21, Folder 1-4

General

Box 22, Folder 1

General

Folder 2-4

Australia

Folder 5

Biomass

Folder 6

Canada

Box 23, Folder 1

Coal

Folder 2

Conservation

Folder 3

Consumption

Folder 4

Conversion devices

Folder 5

Developing countries

Folder 6

Fusion

Box 24, Folder 1-3

Fusion

Folder 4-6

Gas. See also Petroleum

Folder 7

Geothermal

Folder 8

Helium

 

Israel. See Solar

Folder 9

Methanol

Box 25, Folder 1-5

Nuclear

Box 26, Folder 1-2

Nuclear

Folder 3-5

Petroleum

Folder 6

Portugal

Box 27, Folder 1

Solar

Folder 2

Storage devices

Folder 3

Taiwan

 

United States

Folder 4

General - Carter's energy policy

Folder 5-8

California

Box 28, Folder 1-3

New York

Folder 4

Wave. See also Australia

Folder 5

Wind

Folder 6

Energy and the environment

Folder 7

First Strike (television documentary)

Folder 8

Futurism

Box 29, Folder 1

Holography

Folder 2

India

Folder 3

International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology

Folder 4

Meteorology

Folder 5

New York Times

 

Nuclear arms

Folder 6

Freeze

Folder 7

Proliferation

Folder 8

Nuclear safety and artificial intelligence

Folder 9

Nuclear wastes

Box 30, Folder 1

Nuclear wastes

 

Oppenheimer, J. Robert

Folder 2

Transcript of hearing before the Personnel Security Board, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D.C., 1954 April 12 -May 6

Folder 3

Statements issued by the Atomic Energy Commission, 1954 June 16 and 29

Folder 4

Press conference held by director Norris E. Bradbury, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Includes press releases, annotated by Edward Teller 1954 September 24.

Folder 5

Miscellaneous

Box 31

Clippings, 1954

Box 32

Magazine articles, See also Box 36 1954 April-September.

Box 33, Folder 1-2

Physics

Folder 3

Satellite remote sensing programs

Folder 4

Shell Oil Company

 

Space technology

Folder 5

Nuclear

Folder 6

Solar

Folder 7

Telecommunications in an energy crisis

Folder 8

Toth Aluminum Corporation

 

United States

Box 34, Folder 1

Foreign relations - Taiwan

 

Politics and government

Folder 2

Presidential elections- 1984

Folder 3

Science Advisory Group meeting, Minutes 1975 July 17.

Box 35-36

Printed Matter, 1954-1976.

Scope and Contents note

Journals, magazines, and book
Box 35-36

Journals, magazines, and book

Box 37-45

Memorabilia, 1954-1973.

Scope and Contents note

Awards, citations, resolutions, medals, plaques, honorary degrees, and academic gown
Box 37-45

Awards, citations, resolutions, medals, plaques, honorary degrees, and academic gown

 

Audio-Visual Material, 1955-1995.

Scope and Contents note

Speeches, interviews, conversation and debate transcripts, and tributes, including some tapes by or concerning others. Consists of videotape cassettes, phonotapes, phonotape cassettes, microcassettes, magnetic tapes, and computer files arranged by physical form
 

Videotape cassettes (97)

Box 46

Undated

Box 47

1976-1983

Box 48

1983

Box 49

1983-1988

Box 64

1988-1992

Box 50

1988-1989

Box 51

Includes typed transcript for interview of 1989. 1989 August 25

Box 52

1989-1990

Box 65

Includes transcript of an interview of G. Foster Evans, relating to relations between Teller and the physicist Stanislaw Ulam and to various aspects of economics and physics 1990-1993.

Box 53, 64

1991-1992

Box 65

1992-1995

 

Phonotapes (44)

Box 54-55

Undated

Box 56

1959-1972

Box 57

1972-1975

 

Phonotape cassettes (178)

Box 58

Undated

Box 65

1959

Box 59

1970s

Box 60

1980-1983

Box 61

1986-1989

Box 62

1990-1992

Box 65

1993-1995

Box 63

Microcassettes, (5) 1983-1989

 

Magnetic tapes, (2) n.d. and 1991

 

Computer disk, (1) n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Disk contains text transcript of a discussion about John von Neumann by Denes Nagy (moderator), Edward Teller, Eugene P. Wigner, and Nicholas von Neumann at Arizona State University, undated. Digital use copy available in reading room.
Film shelf

Motion picture film reels, 1955-1966

 

1) Edward Teller addressing unidentified audience, (16mm, silent, Ektachrome) n.d.

 

2) "Silent Force for Good," The Christopher Program, (late 1950s or early 1960s). Interview by the Reverend Christopher on the good uses of nuclear energy (16mm, sound, black and white, 507 ft.) n.d.

 

3) "Youth Wants to Know," NBC Television, Edward Teller answers questions from students on physics, with Steve McCormick moderating. Includes footage at end of program of Frederick De Hoffman from Los Alamos speaking on the Geneva Convention (16mm, sound, black and white, ca. 1000 ft.) 1955.

 

4) Appearance, Face the Nation, CBS, Edward Teller answers questions on Chinese nuclear weapons, deployment of defense systems, and international arms control (16mm, sound, black and white, ca. 1000 ft.) 1966 April 3.

 

5) Duplicate of 4)

Record cabinet

Phonorecords, 1958-1984

 

1) Interview, Reader's Digest, 1958 February

 

2) Appearance, Meet the Press, NBC radio broadcast, 1963 September 1

 

3) Duplicate of 2)

 

4) "The Size and Nature of the Universe" and "The Theory of Relativity," Conversations by Edward Teller n.d.

 

5) Duplicate of 4)

 

6) "Leo Szilard: Inventor of the Atomic Bomb, 1933," Recollections by Leo Szilard 1984.

Map case

Oversize Material, 1954-1963.

Scope and Contents note

Drawings and photo collage
Map case

Drawings depicting Edward Teller, and photo collage depicting him with others, 1954 1956-1963,

 

Photographs, 1918-1964

Photo File 76074

Photographic prints

Envelope A

1 print of a portrait of Edward Teller; 1 print depicting Edward Teller's wife Augusta, 1964; 3 contact sheets of prints depicting Edward Teller,

Envelope B

7 prints depicting Edward Teller alone and with others, undated

Envelope C

4 prints depicting Edward Teller and General O'Neill at the SAMSO (Space and Missile Systems Organization) Advisory Group luncheon, April, 1968

Envelope D

1 print depicting Edward Teller and standing next to his portrait and its artists, Eva and Americo Makk; and 4 prints of Eva and America Makk with President Reagan and of their portraits of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, 1984

Envelope E

1 print depicting participants of the Annual Military Research Associate briefing, March 12, 1969; and 1 print of an unidentified scientist at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, undated

Oversize Envelope mF

1 contact sheet of prints depicting Leo Szilard, undated

Album: fG

5 mounted prints of Los Alamos and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory; 2 prints depicting Edward Teller with others; 1 print depicting Edward Teller with wife Augusta; 5 prints depicting Edward Teller; 1 print depicting a nuclear explosion; and 1 print depicting a crater in Nevada, undated

Album: fH

5 albums of prints depicting Edward Teller at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, May 12, 1962; at the 101st anniversary celebration of engineering education at Pennsylvania Military College, Philadelphia, April 2, 1963; with J. Robert Oppenheimer and others, 1964; at the Mayo Clinic Centennial Symposium, Rochester, Minnesota, September 17-18, 1964; in South Africa, September 1973;

Slide Cabinet: Boxes 1-11

200 slides depicting alternate energy sources, 1918

 

Scanned images of photographic prints circa 1924-1997

Scope and Contents note

Circa 480 image files (counting both front and reverse) scanned from photographic prints. The original prints are not part of the collection. A spreadsheet provides some descriptive information, but there may not be a one-to-one correlation between items in the spreadsheet and digital images at Hoover
Box: 66-654

Incremental Materials

Scope and Contents note

See the Incremental Materials inventory at http://media.hoover.org/documents/Teller_increment_2013.pdf